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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop Sleeves v. Bags
« on: July 23, 2006, 01:08:02 PM »
I just bought a backpack.  I'm tired of having all the weight on one shoulder.  I picked up a targus laptop backpack for like $40 at best buy.

I've found that when I'm biking there's much more weight on my chest than my shoulder with a messenger bag than when compared to a backpack (my 2 cents).  Upright and walking with a messenger, there's more weight on your single shoulder but it isn't terrible unless you're carrying a second bag (I've hauled what amounts to a messenger bag with 2 gallons of beer and it is pretty well distributed).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop Sleeves v. Bags
« on: July 23, 2006, 10:05:52 AM »
Thanks for the link to Chrome.  They seem like a great deal compared to similar sized Tumbuk2 bags.  What size Chrome would you recommend?

It's hard to make such a recommendation, it depends on what and how much you want to carry.  If you live in a fair sized city, call bike shops and ask if they sell Chrome messenger bags.  When I bought my Timbuk2 I took a bag full of heavy crap and tried various bags and sizes.  I really liked chrome but the seatbelt looked a lot more like a seatbelt back then and I wanted something that would look reasonable in a work-type environment.  Have fun...messenger bag shopping is great - there are so many different designs to choose from.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop Sleeves v. Bags
« on: July 23, 2006, 08:51:58 AM »
I like sleeves because you don't appear to be carrying a laptop in your bag, which is a sharp contrasts to most laptop bags that shout "mug me and steal my stuff."  Instead of buying a "messenger type computer bag" why not buy an actual messenger bag and get a sleeve.  I have the second largest Timbuk2  and it can hold quite a lot (the largest is even more obscene).  Another bag company I really like and if I was going for pure quality and comfort is Chrome (

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 21, 2006, 09:40:39 PM »
3. Very good hunch--that's the hunch of 1/2 the people on the ThinkPad Forum, that the presentation director thinks you're setting it up for some external presentation and thus changes the resolution. Unfortunately, uninstalling the presentation director does not fix it.

The best I've gotten it is so the resolution changes briefly to 800 x 600 and then back to normal. But that still takes a few seconds and screws up some icons.

Thanks, though, we'll see what happens.

I looked at a few posts, you might need to change the presentation director's options (delete or alter them).  Uninstalling might simply leave the director's settings in the registry.  I'd say re-install and change the options it has available.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 21, 2006, 08:50:15 PM »
Has anyone who has bought a z60t (or X or T series, for that matter) experienced the dreaded lid closing resolution problem? Basically, when I close the lid and reopen, it changes the resolution and rearranges the icons. I've done my best to get around it, and largely have by setting the resolution for "both" monitors the same, but it's still a clunky workaround and not a real fix. I've tried pretty much everything. It's really annoying since I'm someone who likes closing the lid when not using the laptop, and needless to say, also pretty pissed that a brand new ThinkPad (supposedly the best) has such a stupid problem with no apparent solution. Any thoughts/ideas?

See for details.

I haven't had that particular problem on the X series, but there are couple of things you might try (if you haven't tried updating the BIOS and updating drivers):

1. Set the power scheme so that it either enters sleep or hibernation when you close the lid.
2. You might see if disabling the graphics card's software prevents the problem (not the drivers, just the programs the graphics card runs in the background to do fancy but useless things).  You could try terminating the processes in the taskmanager and then seeing if it still gives you the same problem.
3. I have nothing but a hunch...could it maybe be related to the Thinkpad's presentation manager software?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What size laptop are you getting/have?
« on: July 20, 2006, 07:45:44 PM »
12" and 2.7 pounds - I love it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 19, 2006, 10:40:40 PM »
I know it sucks but I would read through this 50 page thread to see the varying opinions.

Also, what do you guys think I should do?   I can get my friends employee discount on the x60s which would make it $100 lower than the current sale price.  But her discount doesn't enable me to get the free 512 memory stick.  Do ya'll think I should just go with her discount or pay the $100 extra and get it directly from Lenovo myself and receive the free memory stick?

For well under $100 you can put in an additional 512MB stick yourself.  Check the price of part number 40Y7733 with the EPP discount.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: okay i got the Planet law school book....
« on: July 19, 2006, 09:40:21 AM »
You might want to skip to chapter 16... He recommends a bunch of prep stuff here. Obviosly time is short, but you might want to have the books regardless, and a few weeks is enough to get a lot done!


If you get the books quickly enough, you might still have time to prepare for your 1st semester, substantitive law classes.

I've found reading the E&Es very helpful; not in the sense that I'll retain everything, but I do feel a little less nervous about classes.  It also gives you a chance to freak out/become despondent when you can easily recover, as opposed to losing it during school when the pressure is on.  For instance, I won't feel nearly as overwhelmed by Erie and its antecedents when it comes up in CivPro.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tattoos...bad idea if becoming a lawyer?
« on: July 19, 2006, 07:23:45 AM »
So for my birthday my boyfriend offered to get me a tattoo I've been wanting for a long time.  It starts at my shoulder blade and winds around my ribcage ending at my hip/pelvis.  It will be coverable in the day to day suit/business attire, but would it be inappropriate at a more casual company event (I would never show my hip, but the shoulder might be visible in a tank top etc?)  I guess I'm not sure how tattoos are looked upon in the professional world; any thoughts/opinions?

What you really need are tattoos on your knuckles that spell out J-A-I-L on one hand and F-R-E-E on the other.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LEEWS
« on: July 19, 2006, 07:21:47 AM »
I'm doing LEEWS on CD a week before LS starts and then probably a refresher before exams.

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